The Reliability of the Divine Word

By Dr. David Biberstein g66 Published: Jul 26, 2020

The Reliability of the Divine Word

Isaiah 55:11

“so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.”

These words taken from Isaiah 55 are so comforting for those of us who preach and teach the Bible. Even if we are not the best communicators or have person blemishes, the Word will still be effective. Once I read of a preacher who was called the father of modern preaching, yet at times he did not really believe that the Bible was the inerrant Word of god. Amazingly, though, his ministry was productive and fruitful. The secret to the success is found in his use of the Scriptures. He wrote,

“I have been suckled on the Bible, knew it and loved it, and I could not deal with any crucial problem in thought and life without seeing text after text lift up its hands begging to be used.”  --Harry Emmerson Fosdick

As he used it in his preaching, God used it to direct souls to Himself. The Word will work, sometimes in spite of us!


“I learned the importance of the Bible and came to believe with all my heart in its full inspiration. It became a sword in my hand to break open the hearts of men, to direct them to the Lord Jesus Christ.”  --Billy Graham